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SCOPE (GENERAL DEFINITION)

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Definition:
The scope is the coverage or sphere of what is to be observed. It is the total membership or population of a defined set of people, object or events.

Context:
In SDMX, "Scope/Coverage" describes the coverage of the statistics and how consistent this is with internationally accepted standards, guidelines, or good practices. The scope/coverage includes a description of target population, and geographic, sector, institutional, item, population, product, and other coverage.

Source Publication:
"United Nations Glossary of Classification Terms" prepared by the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications; unpublished on paper.

Cross References:
Coverage
Out-of-scope units
Population, statistical
Scope (of a price index)
Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)

Hyperlink:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/class/family/glossary_short.htm

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX
MetaStore

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 08, 2006